Thursday, January 16, 2014

Disobedience, Sin, Headcovering and Modesty...

We can conclude many things as it relates to how we view our bibles.
  I've heard for example that 'we all sin - and sin is sin so who are you
 to judge me?'   Or 'I don't see not wearing a head covering as a 
sin issue - it's what's in my heart that counts.'   To these 
types of comments I say 'Really?  What makes something a sin?'

Isn't sin when I go against God?  Isn't sin me trying to do it my way
 instead of God's way?  Isn't 'disobedience' a sin?  
In I John 3 there are some sobering words...

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him:
 and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

I did not say these words - God did!    Yes,  God. 
To put it another way or as I've heard already - to act
 against God's ways is to align myself with Satan.  
There are only 2 ways... and my way isn't a 3rd way - it's Satan's way.  
I don't want to align myself with the devil.

I can't say for sure if these verses are referring to a
 continual practice of sin - or committing a single sin.  
To be conservative we'll say they for sure mean living in a practice 
or continuation of sin.  If we choose to not obey or 'see' a scripture 
or do it our way instead of God's - we are living in a continual state 
of sin called disobedience.  That's pretty serious.
   Friends - God has called us to some simple commands
that relate to our attire... simple - but I realize not easy.  
Neither is it easy to forgive or love our enemies - but all of the 
'the church' agrees God has commanded these hard heart things.
Let us also submit to His teachings to wear modest apparel and 
cover our heads when we pray and prophesy.  
I don't want to be 'of the devil'... and I'm sure you don't either.

And if there's any question regarding if God calls disobedience sin - see

Rom. 5:19; Eph. 2:2, 5:6; Col. 3:6; Heb. 4:6,11

Have courage - obedience is a beautiful thing!


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